Country artist Jason Aldean and five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga are the first performers announced for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which will take place live on Nov. 30 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees, will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 10–11 p.m. ET/PT.
The concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings in all key demographics for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast last February, delivering the show's best ratings in all key measures in more than a decade.
Tickets for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visit www.aegtickets.com or call 877.234.8425.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are set to air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL Cool J is producer.